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Fashion on the agenda for Norfolk County Council Chairman’s Charity Event

Fashion on the agenda for Norfolk County Council Chairman’s Charity Event

0 on April 16, 2014, 10:45 am

Norfolk County Council Chairman Hilary Cox is inviting lovers of fashion to attend her charity event next month and celebrate the work of local students. The event, on Friday 23 May in aid of the Big C, consists of a private viewing of key fashion pieces designed by Norwich University of Arts fashion degree students. Guests will also be able […]

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‘Hearty Lives’ project to fight heart disease in Downham Market

‘Hearty Lives’ project to fight heart disease in Downham Market

0 on April 16, 2014, 10:42 am

A new health trainer project designed to improve the heart health of men – and fight one of the county’s biggest killers – is being launched in west Norfolk this month. Almost one in five men in the UK die from heart disease – The ‘Hearty Lives’ project has been set up to try and reduce this figure by offering […]

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Superfast Broadband is nearly there for Watton

Superfast Broadband is nearly there for Watton

0 on April 15, 2014, 2:11 pm

Residents of Watton and the surrounding villages can have hardly failed to notice the work going on with the appearance the new green cabinets on roadsides. The benefits of that work are now starting to show in faster broadband speeds generally and also now with the availability to some homes of Superfast Broadband which offers download speeds of 50Mb or […]

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Respected Norfolk standards expert to lead inquiry into member involvement in Willows project

Respected Norfolk standards expert to lead inquiry into member involvement in Willows project

0 on April 15, 2014, 9:30 am

An investigation into the political decision-making surrounding The Willows energy from waste contract is to be led by Stephen Revell – a respected former councillor who has widespread experience of scrutinising public bodies. Norfolk County Council Leader George Nobbs told today’s meeting of the County Council’s Cabinet that he believed the people of Norfolk were entitled to an inquiry into […]

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In a changing climate it’s a dog eat dog world – New study demonstrates that climate change disrupts natural relationships between species

In a changing climate it’s a dog eat dog world – New study demonstrates that climate change disrupts natural relationships between species

0 on April 15, 2014, 9:22 am

Part II of the IPCC fifth assessment report, published at the end of March, reported that climate change is altering species’ distributions and populations with high confidence. However, what is less clear is how and why. Latest research led by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) shows that the main driver of change might actually occur through altered interactions between […]

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Norfolk’s libraries calling on young volunteers to embrace a reading challenge this summer

Norfolk’s libraries calling on young volunteers to embrace a reading challenge this summer

0 on April 15, 2014, 7:36 am

We may be halfway through the Easter Holidays but Norfolk Library and Information Service have their sights firmly set on the summer break as they look to recruit young volunteers to help with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The sixteenth annual challenge is a national programme delivered by library services, where children are challenged to read up to six books […]

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Its a farce with the Fox on the Fairway

Its a farce with the Fox on the Fairway

0 on April 14, 2014, 10:57 am

The Wayland Players are teeing up for their spring production, The Fox on the Fairway, a madcap comedy by Ken Ludwig (Moon over Buffalo). Fox on the Fairway reunites the Players with the great British farce, something which has proved popular with audiences over years. The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug […]

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Ghosthunters

Audio: Ghost Hunt East Anglia

0 on April 12, 2014, 6:41 pm

Have you seen a ghost or had a paranormal experience or would you even want to?  In the last decade there has been a significant increase in the popularity of ghost hunting, due in the main to the internet, films like ‘Ghostbuster’ and a number of television programmes, an example being the very popular ‘Most haunted’ which had a large […]

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Parents in Norfolk are being invited to get their child car seats checked for free

Parents in Norfolk are being invited to get their child car seats checked for free

0 on April 12, 2014, 7:48 am

Road safety experts at Norfolk County Council are also using the event at Drayton and Taverham Children’s Centre on Tuesday 15 April  to ask parents to consider keeping their young children in rear-facing car seats until they’re four years old. Iain Temperton, Road Safety Manager at Norfolk County Council, said: “It is absolutely essential that we spread the message that […]

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New era of council working in Norfolk proposed as County Council’s Cabinet system draws to a close

New era of council working in Norfolk proposed as County Council’s Cabinet system draws to a close

0 on April 11, 2014, 2:01 pm

Proposals which will radically overhaul the way Norfolk County Council works on behalf of Norfolk people have been published ahead of a decision by a special Full Meeting of the Authority on April 28. To read the proposals in PDF form click here. At a meeting last November, the Council resolved to move away from its current governance arrangements – […]

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864 (Watton) Pipers to the fore

864 (Watton) Pipers to the fore

0 on April 11, 2014, 10:58 am

864 Watton Air Cadets hosted a visit from the RAF Careers outreach team who come out to Air Cadet Units once a year and run through some leadership and communication exercises, and then talk to the cadets about the RAF, and if any cadets are interested in possibly joining the RAF are given information about the career they are interested […]

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All of Britain and Ireland’s birds mapped digitally for the first time

All of Britain and Ireland’s birds mapped digitally for the first time

0 on April 11, 2014, 10:02 am

For the first time ever, over 3,500 maps showing the distribution, range change and abundance for over five hundred different species of bird that have been recorded in Britain and Ireland since 1968 are freely available online. Those for the Corncrake show the huge range loss that the species has experienced since 1968, while those for the Gadwall show its […]

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Comedy Call For New Talent

Comedy Call For New Talent

0 on April 11, 2014, 9:11 am

A former professional stand up comedian, now based in Feltwell, is hoping to develop a comedy scene in the west Norfolk and north Suffolk area by getting aspiring comics together. Rob James, who performed hundreds of gigs across the UK in the late 90s, recently hit the stage again at Bury St Edmunds’ Comedy Market in March. “My comeback gig […]

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New funding strikes the right note for young people in Breckland with an interest in music

New funding strikes the right note for young people in Breckland with an interest in music

1 on April 11, 2014, 8:43 am

Young people in Breckland with an interest in music will soon have exciting new opportunities to gain experience and skills in music making and performance. Norwich-based performance and music-making charitable trust, ‘The Garage’, has received funding from Breckland Council and Youth Music to build the capacity needed to improve music provision in the district. The funding will provide specialist training […]

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Distinguished gathering at Breckland Council Chairman’s reception

Distinguished gathering at Breckland Council Chairman’s reception

0 on April 11, 2014, 7:49 am

Dignitaries from all over Norfolk arrived at the Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf and Country Club on Wednesday (8 April) for the Official Reception of Breckland District Council Chairman Paul Claussen. The evening was sponsored by Capita, who provide the Council’s planning and building control services, and Barnham Broom provided the use of the venue without charge so the evening was […]

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